Following its expansive debut at Ultra Mexico City last year, Ultra‘s Resistance production will return to Mexico City as a standalone festival from May 25 through May 27th at Club De Golf in Teotihuacán. The venue offers an open air atmosphere and panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The event promises a colossal showing of techno, tech-house and house artists across multiple stages and state of the art production.
RESISTANCE will debut its first ever, standalone three-day festival this May in Mexico City!
Pioneering a touring concept of underground talent, Ultra’s Resistance concept continues to infiltrate global markets with events in cities such as Bristol, Buenos Aires, Miami, Rio De Janeiro and Tokyo, to name only a small fraction of the hosted events.
The second episode explores the dance culture of the early 2000s, the “growing pains and challenges” associated with electronic culture’s then rapid expansion, and Ultra Music Festival’s impact in the context of dance culture, given the festival’s ability to consistently bring electronic and live groups together. Despite other cities’ struggles to legally host large scale electronic events, Miami emerged as a choice destination for electronic activity during 2003 and 2004, years credited as “turning points” for electronic music and festival culture in America. Miami has since maintained the premium it placed on electronic events in the early 2000s, and is accordingly preparing to celebrate the milestone birthday of its electronic cornerstone, Ultra Music Festival, from March 23-25. Those interested in purchasing tickets to Ultra’s 20th anniversary can purchase tickets to the festival, here.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the world’s greatest electronic dance music festival, Ultra has started a video series that looks back at the evolution of the festival over time. The first episode spoke at length about the beginnings of Ultra, and the second starts to speak on the explosion of popularity EDM experienced
It is one of the biggest story lines in 2018. Ultra Music Festival, the event which started it all is turning 20 years old. To celebrate the festival has promised some incredibly surprises and so much more. Leading up to the event Ultra has also started to take a look back at how the festival
Ultra Music Festival has unveiled their phase one lineup ahead of the festivals European edition. The bill touts EDM heavy weights The Chainsmokers and Marshmello as two of the festival’s three headliners, with Eric Prydz occupying the third closing slot.
Other names atop the lineup include Ultra mainstays Afrojack, Alesso, Armin van Buuren, Axwell / Ingrosso, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Galantis, Hardwell and Steve Angello. In addition, techno stalwarts Carl Cox and Marco Carola will return to headline the festival’s new Resistance stage, which features some of techno’s most storied DJs.
The festival returns to the Poljud stadium in Split, Croatia on July 6-8.
2018 was projected to be a big year for What So Not with the anticipated arrival of his long-awaited full-length album debut. Now, as the ball gets rolling for the Aussie standout this year, What So Not is officially starting to deliver with the announcement of his upcoming Beautiful Things World Tour, slated to hit a handful of major international festivals as well as more than 30 stops around the globe.
The “Be Okay Again” producer is expected to hit Ultra, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza‘s South American circuit, covering ground from Mumbai to Miami, Brooklyn to Berlin. The tour will include What So Not’s newly launched custom touring rig, featuring a massive chrome horse and chariot setup. The news of the Beautiful Things World Tour comes on the cusp of leaked, unconfirmed details about What So Not’s highly anticipated upcoming LP — rumored to be called Not All The Beautiful Things and said to include contributions from Skrillex, Rome Fortune, Toto, and more. Hopefully by the time What So Not hits the road later this month, we’ll know for sure.
In Ultra Singapore 2016, officer Sergeant Alex Zhang Zhengyang was required to observe foot traffic at the multi-destination music festival. During the event, Zhengyana came across an attendee named Wayne Liang who will later be fined $10,000. During the encounter, Wayne Liang was highly intoxicated, alcohol levels being 143mg/100ml. When officer Zhengyana identified himself as
Ultra Co-Founder and CEO, Russell Faibisch was named Magnetic Magazine’s Industry Person of the Year in 2017. This honor came with an exclusive interview in which Russel spilled a few small details about the surprise performance taking place this year to honor Ultra’s 20 year anniversary. He was asked outright if we can expect any
The setting of large scale Miami-based music festivals, Ultra Music Festival and Rolling Loud, is subject to change following the City of Miami’s recent “Sunshine Meeting” on December 15. A response to the petition prepared earlier in the year by The Miami Downtown Neighbors Alliance, the “Sunshine Meeting” united Miami Commissioners to meet to discuss the future schedule of events situated at Bayfront Park, including whether annual events like Ultra and Rolling Loud would be permitted to continue to use the venue.
The Miami Downtown Neighbors Alliance garnered more than 1,154 signatures on its Change.org based petition, which expressed Downtown Miami residents’ collective desire to have “daily access” to Bayfront Park, locals’ “neighborhood park.” Residents complained that the park had alternatively been closed to the public more often than it was open, the park “…in a state of disrepair for over 100 days because of mega-concerts like Ultra and Rolling Loud,” according to petitioners. The petition proposed a uniform ban on all music-related events in Bayfront Park.
The City of Miami has yet to make a formal announcement regarding its decision to either permit such music oriented events to continue to find their foothold in Bayfront Park, or to conversely oust the events altogether. A statement should soon arrive from City Commissioners, the content of which will undoubtedly prove impactful in the landscape of Miami music productions.
We have been patiently waiting for the Ultra Music Festival 2018 lineup for quite some time now. While many felt that the lineup was taking longer than usual to make it’s way to the public eye, we did some research and found it is in fact right now time. It is the 20th anniversary of